Theatre troupe Prachyanat will stage their production “Tragedy Palashbari” at the Experimental Theatre Hall of the Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA), in two back-to-back shows. The play, written and directed by Azad Abul Kalam, is the 30th production of the troupe.
The first show will begin at 6pm, while the second staging will begin at 7:45.
The storyline of the play dates back to April 11 in 2005, when Spectrum Sweater and Knitting Factory situated at Savar's Palashabri area collapsed at midnight, killing 64 garment workers and injuring several others.
The play tells the story of that night through the monologues of Taravan who describes how the accident shattered the dreams of wage earners like her.
Shahana Sumi, Parveen Sultana Koli, Shahriar Rana Jewel, Pradyut Ghosh, Mohammad Rafique, Rifat Ahmed Nobel and others played different roles in the play. Abul Hasnat Bhuiyan Ripon has done the stage and light design, while Neel Kamrul was on the background score. Saiful Islam Jarnal has designed videography and projection for the production.